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I bought a brand-new pair of shoes.
You simply have to see.
They’re purple, pink, and pretty.
They’re as lovely as can be.
They’re topped with silver sparkles,
so they shimmer in the sun.
They’re awesome when I’m walking
and they’re stunning when I run.
The laces look like rainbows
and the backs have flashing lights.
The sides are lined with lightning bolts.
They’re such amazing sights.
But now my friends avoid me
when they see me on the street.
Indeed, my shoes are pretty
but they smell like stinky feet.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters, Shopping
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, Imagery, Irony
From the book The Armpit of Doom
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